We have to go back at least 17 years ago. Star Wars fans last saw Ewan McGregor in the role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi, who in the finale of the 2005 film Revenge of the Sith literally butchered his old friend Anakin Skywalker. It has been known for years that the Obi-Wan series is in development, but today a release date has finally been revealed. After a long wait, she got closer than some might think.
Mark May 25th on your calendar. That’s when Obi-Wan Kenobi makes his Disney+ debut.
Disney CEO Bob Chapek announced the date Wednesday afternoon during an earnings call. He also revealed that Andor, the prequel to Rogue One starring Diego Luna as a galactic spy, will hit the streaming service later this year. He did not specify a start date for this show.
Not much is known about Obi-Wan Kenobi’s history, other than that Hayden Christensen will return as Anakin, and the bulk of the story will take place when Kenobi is middle-aged and living as a hermit in exile on the desert world of Tatooine, where he is Luke Skywalker’s distant guardian. . At this point in the Star Wars timeline, Darth Vader is terrorizing the galaxy while encased in his life-saving robotic mask, so Christensen will either appear as his former hero in a flashback, or we’ll see him in battle scars, burns, and disfigured form without a helmet.
The creators have also unveiled the first poster of the upcoming series, and the full trailer will most likely be presented this Sunday during the Super Bowl broadcast.